Return to the ballot box
With only a few weeks to go before the American midterm elections (6 November) tensions are rising. This vote is to elect all seats in the House of Representatives and one third in the Senate. And, unlike previous midterms, this one has been in preparation for a long time. The reason… Donald Trump, whose presidency has divided the country and unleashed an unprecedented fever of political activism. If the Democrats manage to take over the House of Representatives, as many polls indicate they could, Trump’s agenda will be compromised, and maybe even steps to impeachment taken. This election is clearly a referendum of the Trump presidency. With this in mind, the campaign budgets, as of mid July, have already surpassed former midterm elections, with political parties spending over a billion dollars on TV advertising alone. Former president, Barack Obama, has left retirement to campaign for the Democrats. After lending his support to 81 candidates this summer, he gave speeches vigorously denouncing Trump’s policies in September. This is a battle of two very different kinds of presidency, and ideologies, symbolised by Trump and Obama, in these elections.
AMÉLIE ARA RÉDACTRICE EN CHEF